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The Lottery Awards for All scheme has been revamped and the maximum grant value has been increased to £10,000 per project

Speaking at the 2006 Lottery Monitor Conference in London, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell welcomed the changes made to the Lottery’s Awards for All small grants scheme and hailed it as a great opportunity for community groups. The grants scheme now has a broader funding band, with the maximum grant award value raised from £5,000 to £10,000 and a lower limit of £300. The newly revamped scheme will provide communities in England with greater opportunities to benefit from Lottery good cause funding for small-scale community projects.

Welcoming the new scheme, Tessa Jowell MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said:

"The success of Awards for All is proof that carefully targeted; relatively small amounts of money can make a real difference to local communities. More than £287 million have been given out since Awards for All began, with a further £60 million being invested in projects this year. Community groups now have even more scope to make significant and valuable changes to their local community, with grants of up to £10,000 making truly ambitious projects possible."

What is Awards For All?

Awards for All England is a scheme administered by Big Lottery Fund on behalf of Lottery good cause funders, the Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Sport England. Funding totalling £60 million will be rolled out to community projects this year.

Who are the grants open to?

Grants from the Awards for All programme are open to not-for-profit organisations, including parish and town councils, schools and health bodies. They can be used to support small-scale projects that promote arts and education, encourage healthier living, develop local sports, support heritage initiatives and boost community

How can I find out more?

To find out more about Awards for All call 08454 102030. Application packs are available by calling 0845 600 20 40 or by visiting

Source: Awards for All, 21/06/06


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